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Online Master of Science in Project Management
Manage Your Team and Execute Projects to Success

Online Master of Science in Project Management

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A Flexible PM Degree Program to Achieve Your Goals

Ohio University's online Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) is geared toward current, or aspiring, project managers who want to more effectively apply both project management techniques and leadership skills across a range of business settings.

The 30-credit MSPM provides you with the flexibility to specialize in areas like Business Analytics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Business Venturing and more. Upon graduation, you will have both a certificate and your master's degree. Finally, you will have an education aligned with industry certifications like PMP® and CAPM®, and be able to achieve those designations thanks to a curriculum including the necessary areas outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge guide, the basis for both the PMP® and CAPM® exams.

Program Benefits

  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • 100% online coursework
  • Part-time format
  • Multiple specializations to customize your degree
  • Amplify your degree with graduate certificates
  • Curriculum aligned with PMP® and CAPM®
  • Leadership Development Conference


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Fulfill PM Leadership Needs Across Industries

Whether you work in project management now or aspire to a career in the field, you will benefit from the knowledge gained in the online MSPM program. Learn to apply advanced leadership techniques and proven technical skills to cross-disciplinary teams in executing projects that deliver consistently valuable results.

Build your project management expertise to lead with confidence in any industry, including Information Technology (IT), Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Engineering, Business, and Management.

Career Outlook

Careers in Project Management

When you graduate with your MSPM degree, you'll be on track for opportunities to help your teams succeed in a range of industries and build the project management career of your dreams.

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  • Project Management Consultant


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  • Project Manager III


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Certificate Options

Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) students select five courses from over 30 approved elective courses, and may earn a certificate that corresponds with their area of interest while earning the MSPM:

  • Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Certificate in Finance
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Business Venturing
  • Certificate in Management and Leadership
  • Certificate in Strategic Sales

A Curriculum That Keeps Your Career on Track

30 Credits | Part-time format

When you choose the online Master's in Project Management degree at Ohio University, you embark on an exploration of topics that prepare you to lead your team to success while staying on time, on budget, and considerate of all project requirements.

Complete four core courses in project management, change and risk management, and Lean Six Sigma Methods. Then select five elective courses that align with your professional aspirations, and conclude your program with the capstone course, where you will apply the tools, techniques, and knowledge gained during the program on an actual project.

PMP® and CAPM® are registered marks of The Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Take the Next Step Toward Your MSPM

No GRE/GMAT Required | Transfer Up to 6 Credits

Summer B 2024Fall A 2024
Application Deadline: 06/10Application Deadline: 08/12
Classes Begin: 06/24Classes Begin: 08/26

MSPM degree admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher—or GPA waiver*
  • Official transcript(s) for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • $50 application fee

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Invest in Your Project Management Career

$25,440 Total Tuition | $848 Per Credit Hour | Scholarships Available

Graduates of OHIO's online Master's in Project Management program are well positioned for salaries ranging as high as $140,0002 per year. The flexibility of online coursework, combined with experiences that help you learn and build your network in-person—as well as online—throughout the program, the investment you make in developing your project management skills now will benefit you throughout your career.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

Tuition Details

  • Network with Your Peers and Faculty

    Ohio University provides a dynamic educational experience for our students through a combination of flexible online courses and in-person engagement opportunities. All MSPM students attend our Leadership Development Conference to network and connect with fellow students, program faculty and Ohio University alumni.

    This two-day conference is designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application through an exploration of various aspects of leadership, such as how to lead yourself, how to lead and influence others and how to effectively lead businesses and enterprises in today’s modern environment. This on-campus event includes guest speakers, panel discussions, general business presentations and program-specific breakout sessions.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (two courses per fifteen weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

Student Testimonial

“I really enjoyed the breakout sessions with fellow students. As someone who works in a very unique environment, I found great value in the roundtable discussions with our group.” 
– Jesse C. Roush, MS in Project Management, Class of 2024

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What You'll Learn

When you graduate with your MSPM degree, you'll have the knowledge and technical skills to successfully manage teams and projects that drive value for your organization and your customers.

Program Outcomes

  • Learn to meet the needs of managing complex projects
  • Initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects
  • Understand and implement key tools used in six sigma methodology
  •  1:1 mentoring services

Learn From Leading Experts

The MSPM faculty are PMPs® with many years of industry experience and bring their knowledge into the classrooms to successfully prepare students to serve as efficient and effective project managers. The program director of the online MSPM offers project management mentoring to all students and is passionate about student success.

Faculty Spotlight

Neil Littel, Ph.D., PMP®
Associate Professor and Kraft Family Scholar Director of Project Management Programs Graduate Coordinator, ETM


Dr. Neil Littell is an Associate Professor, Director of Project Management Programs, and Kraft Family Scholar at Ohio University within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology in the Department of Engineering Technology and Management. Dr. Littell is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP #1876209) and a Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS) from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).



Dr. Littell is passionate about sharing his experiences with students and companies about being an effective project and program manager. His research interests are helping companies design, develop, and deploy digital transformation projects and assisting them in defining their digital engineering strategy. Dr. Littell is passionate about helping companies implement digital engineering solutions to enable them to develop products faster, with fewer resources, and with higher quality. He frequently works as a consultant on engineering data management and digital transformation projects for many companies, including some Fortune 100 companies.



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Related Programs

  • Online Project Management Graduate Certificate

    The online Project Management Certificate from Ohio University is for professionals who currently work, or aspire to work, in positions responsible for keeping projects on time, on budget and on track for success.

  • MBA - Project Management

    Explore the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), as identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This concentration serves as a graduate-level option for working professionals. 

  • MHA - Project Management

    Explore the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), as identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This concentration serves as a graduate-level option for working professionals. 

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Does the online Master's in Project Management degree have a full-time option?

Students complete 10, seven-week courses over the program's duration. Students taking one course every seven weeks, can complete the program in five semesters, or 20 months. Students can also accelerate their program, taking two courses every seven weeks, to complete the program in one year.

To see the curriculum, view our MSPM curriculum page.

What is the total tuition for the online Master of Science in Project Management degree?

Tuition for the MSPM is $24,870 for Ohio residents and $25,440 for non-residents. You need to complete 30 credit hours at $829 per credit for Ohio residents and $848 per credit for non-residents. You can review all tuition costs here.

Does the online Master of Science in Project Management degree require an entrance exam like the GMAT or GRE?

The MSPM degree does not require the GMAT or GRE.

What are the start dates for the online Master's in Project Management throughout the year?

We offer six program starts per year in the spring, summer and fall.

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Do I have to pick a concentration/track/specialization in the online Master of Science in Project Management?

No, specialization is not required for the MSPM degree; however, students complete 5 elective courses in topics including accounting, data analytics, finance, healthcare, management and sales.

What kind of career can I expect to pursue with the online Master of Science in Project Management?

Those who hold an MSPM degree often pursue career titles such as Senior Project Manager, Project Management Consultant, and more, with salaries that range from approximately $98,000 to more than $120,0001, and more than 780,000 jobs available, as of 20212. Learn more about your career options by visiting our career page.

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*At OHIO, we understand that success can't be measured with a single benchmark. If your undergraduate GPA does not meet the 3.0 threshold for program admissions, and you have accrued professional experience you'd like considered with your application, contact us to discuss your specific circumstances.

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